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New fertility iPhone app will pay for fertility treatments

ABC News: PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and former Google executive Mike Huang launched Glow today, an iPhone fertility app that’s different from the other popular options in the App Store. Instead of just tracking menstrual cycles, the app uses big data to give women more information about their reproductive health and provides information about the best times to conceive.

But if that doesn’t help, the app also offers a premium service called Glow First, which will actually help pay for fertility treatments. Levchin, whose net worth is valued at $1 billion, is kicking off that program with a $1 million donation to the fund.

Read more from ABC News.

US rescinds military ban on women serving in combat
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey formally signed a memo today to rescind a 1994 military ban on women serving in combat."It’s clear to all of us that women are contributing in unprecedented ways to the military," Panetta said. "If members of our military can meet the qualifications for the job, then they should have the right to serve regardless of creed or color or gender or sexual orientation."More on Panetta and Dempsey’s remarks from BreakingNews.com.Photo: Sergeant Crystal Groves, a U.S. Marine, stands in formation during a ceremony for the 235th birthday of the Marines on Nov. 10, 2010, at Camp Delaram in Helmand province, Afghanistan. (Paula Bronstein / Getty Images)

US rescinds military ban on women serving in combat

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey formally signed a memo today to rescind a 1994 military ban on women serving in combat.

"It’s clear to all of us that women are contributing in unprecedented ways to the military," Panetta said. "If members of our military can meet the qualifications for the job, then they should have the right to serve regardless of creed or color or gender or sexual orientation."

More on Panetta and Dempsey’s remarks from BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Sergeant Crystal Groves, a U.S. Marine, stands in formation during a ceremony for the 235th birthday of the Marines on Nov. 10, 2010, at Camp Delaram in Helmand province, Afghanistan. (Paula Bronstein / Getty Images)

BREAKING: Panetta opens combat roles to women

AP: Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the US military’s ban on women serving in combat. The move opens hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs.

The groundbreaking move overturns a 1994 rule banning women from being assigned to smaller combat ground units. Military services have until January 2016 to seek special exceptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women.

Indian gang-rape victim’s condition deteriorating, hospital says
The condition of a 23-year-old Indian medical student, whose gang rape in New Delhi triggered nationwide protests, has deteriorated and there are signs her vital organs have failed, the Singapore hospital treating her says.Reuters reports that family members “have been informed that her condition has deteriorated and they are currently by her side to encourage and comfort her,” Mount Elizabeth Hospital Chief Executive Officer Kelvin Loh said in a statement.Photo: Indian students and activists carry signs at India Gate during a protest following the gang-rape of a student in New Delhi on Dec. 19, 2012. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP - Getty Images)

Indian gang-rape victim’s condition deteriorating, hospital says

The condition of a 23-year-old Indian medical student, whose gang rape in New Delhi triggered nationwide protests, has deteriorated and there are signs her vital organs have failed, the Singapore hospital treating her says.

Reuters reports that family members “have been informed that her condition has deteriorated and they are currently by her side to encourage and comfort her,” Mount Elizabeth Hospital Chief Executive Officer Kelvin Loh said in a statement.

Photo: Indian students and activists carry signs at India Gate during a protest following the gang-rape of a student in New Delhi on Dec. 19, 2012. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP - Getty Images)

Swaziland police: Women risk arrest if they wear miniskirts
BBC: A police spokeswoman says women in Swaziland risk arrest if they wear miniskirts or tops that expose part of their stomach. The spokeswoman says police will enforce an 1889 law banning “immoral” dressing if they receive a complaint.
She also says women in the kingdom make it easier for rapists by wearing miniskirts.
The law does not apply to traditional costumes worn by women during ceremonies like one where the monarch may choose a new wife.
Photo: The police warning does not apply to women in traditional clothes. (AFP)

Swaziland police: Women risk arrest if they wear miniskirts

BBC: A police spokeswoman says women in Swaziland risk arrest if they wear miniskirts or tops that expose part of their stomach. The spokeswoman says police will enforce an 1889 law banning “immoral” dressing if they receive a complaint.

She also says women in the kingdom make it easier for rapists by wearing miniskirts.

The law does not apply to traditional costumes worn by women during ceremonies like one where the monarch may choose a new wife.

Photo: The police warning does not apply to women in traditional clothes. (AFP)

US, Japan women’s soccer teams battle for Olympic gold
The highly anticipated gold medal women’s soccer game between the U.S. and Japan has just concluded. The game is a rematch of last year’s World Cup final, which Japan won in a penalty shootout.Japan is trying to become the 1st team to win the World Cup and Olympic titles in back-to-back years. The U.S. is vying for their 4th Olympic gold medal and 3rd straight. The final drew a crowd of 80,203 to Wembley Stadium, the largest ever to see a women’s soccer game at the Olympics. View results on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. fights for the ball against Japan’s Aya Sameshima. (Mike Blake / Reuters)

US, Japan women’s soccer teams battle for Olympic gold

The highly anticipated gold medal women’s soccer game between the U.S. and Japan has just concluded. The game is a rematch of last year’s World Cup final, which Japan won in a penalty shootout.

Japan is trying to become the 1st team to win the World Cup and Olympic titles in back-to-back years. The U.S. is vying for their 4th Olympic gold medal and 3rd straight.

The final drew a crowd of 80,203 to Wembley Stadium, the largest ever to see a women’s soccer game at the Olympics. View results on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. fights for the ball against Japan’s Aya Sameshima. (Mike Blake / Reuters)